The Harper County Community Foundation recently recognized the grant recipients for the October 2022 round at an Awards Presentation held in conjunction with their End of Year Gala. The event was held at 7 p.m., on Tuesday, October 25th at the Municipal Hall in Anthony.

For this grant round, 44 grant applications were submitted to HCCF with a total of $432,952.13 requested. The Harper County Community Foundation awarded $140,223.77 to 28 organizations and projects that benefit Harper County. These monies from the Waste Connection Landfill Revenues and the Harper County Board of Commissioners represent the 28th round of grants awarded since the inception of the granting program in May of 2009. The Foundation also awarded monies from their discretionary funds. A total of $3,070,706.00 has been awarded since the inception of this granting process to fund well over 650 projects in Harper County.

The following items were discussed during the 2022 Year End Recap portion of the Gala:

  • $3,070,706.00 has been awarded since May 2009.
  • $3M BASE Grant. Building A Stronger Economy.
  • Prepare To Launch Program. $533,233.87 as of 9/30/2022.
  • Foundant Technologies Software Implementation.
  • K-State Extension Endowment. $100,266.02 as of 9/30/2022.
  • Land Purchase of 240 acres. Connie Sue Anthony Estate.

The Foundation would like to thank Donald Holt for serving as the event photographer and The Arts Center for providing entertainment for the children in attendance. More thanks go to our HCCF intern, Brenna Ricke and Prepare To Launch Squad members Cora Christner, Joscelyn Hazel, Taryn Meek, Mya Deviney, Baylee Ricke, Timmy Adams, Tipton Francis, Riley Mathews, Sidney Swingle, and Kendra Nelson plus Jack Alexander and Britt Hedlund for their support and service at the Gala.

Recipients of the October 2022 grant monies include The Arts Center, Inc. for Performing Arts/Wichita Children’s Theatre Tour; Anthony & Harper Elementary Libraries for New Book Purchases; Attica Public Schools for JH English In-Classroom Library, Science Department Classroom Improvements & HS/JH Science Field Trips, Cafeteria Countertops Replacement, and Elementary Educational Field Trips; Technology Grant for Harper County EMS; Chaparral Technology Student Association; Anthony United Methodist Church for an AED; City of Attica for Memorial Building Technology Upgrades & Roof Projects; Anthony Elementary for Field Trips & Classroom Seating Project; Chaparral High School Wrestling for Bags & Singlets for the Girls’ & Boys’ Teams; Attica Recreation Equipment & A&A Titan Youth Football Equipment Maintenance; Anthony Chamber of Commerce for 2023 Sunflower Balloon Fest; Chaparral High School Music Department for New Instruments & Refurbishing; Anthony Lake Board for Camping Fire Grills & Fire Rings; Harper Mission Mart; Harper Recreation Commission for Siding of Maintenance Building; Harper County Fair Board for Fair Barn Renovation; Attica Saddle Club for Rodeo Lights & Paint Project; Anthony Gun Club’s Shells Purchase for Trapshooting Team; FOCUS at Anthony Elementary for Educational Field Trips; Harper County Core Community; and Harper County Community HOPE.

HCCF’s Mission is focused on education, human needs, health care, community improvement or rural development projects that will enrich the communities of Harper County through support and resources. The deadline for the next grant round will be May 1, 2023.

More information about HCCF may be found on their website at In addition, any questions may be directed to Michelle Fahring, Assistant to the Foundation, by calling 620-840-1153 (cell phone), or by sending an e-mail to

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Photo identification // Front Row left to right:

Jenny Johnston, Harper Recreation Commission; Sheila Adams & Autumn Kloefkorn, Anthony Chamber of Commerce; Jinnie Berry, Harper County Community Hope; Devan Ball, Harper County Core Communities; Rhonda Harrison, Chaparral Music Department; Angie Alexander, Attica Rec Commission, Attica Saddle Club & City of Attica; Brandie Waldschmidt, USD 511 Attica Public Schools; Robin Ybarra, Attica USD 511 Science Department, Alia Lingle, FOCUS at Anthony Elementary; and Connie Jacobs, Anthony Lake Board.

Second Row left to right:

Juliana Whisman, The Arts Center, Inc.; Hannah Alldritt, Harper Elementary Library; Mike Alldritt, Harper Mission Mart; Bruce Wilson, Anthony United Methodist Church; Jeff Green, Chaparral Wrestling; Dustin Stansbury, Harper County Fair Board; Matthew Wilson, Chaparral TSA and Christian Zavala, Chaparral Music Department.